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Mid City outage leaves thousands without power

Posted at 6:13 PM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 21:51:00-05

UPDATE (6:50 p.m.): Power has been restored to the affected areas in the Mid City area.

Original report follows.

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Thousands were without power late Tuesday as a power transformer exploded in the Normal Heights area.

The transformer explosion sparking a small fire in the 330 block of El Cajon Blvd., but flames didn't spread to nearby buildings, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue. Video at the scene showed sparks showering on the ground below.

According to SDG&E's outage map, nearly 7,500 customers in the University Heights, North Park, Normal Heights, Kensington, Talmadge, and City Heights areas were without power starting just after 5:30 p.m.

SDG&E crews were assessing what caused the outage and estimated the outage to be restored by 8:30 p.m., according to the map.